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  Black Boy Joy at Annoyance Theatre

Black Boy Joy

Annoyance Theatre
851 W. Belmont Chicago

Black kids rarely get to have fun. They're too busy stumbling upon dead bodies in John Singleton films, or being the snarky mentee for single white leads in romantic comedies, or being the one diverse kid in a small town where aliens are going all kinds of crazy. Teen Cudi are two black boys who just want to be silly and maybe a little thought provoking, but mostly silly because neither of them are sociology professors at this time, and life is hard enough.

Thru - Sep 27, 2018

Thursdays: 8:00pm

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 773-697-9693

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Windy City Times - Recommended

"...In general Stafford tends to play the more laid-back characters ( his Carson lives up to his self-description of sounding "like a ghost who is slowly learning English" ), while Middleton's characters exhibit more overt emotionality-from an overenthusiastic mother at a spelling bee to a murderous robot. But the real joy here comes from seeing the interplay between the two, who know how to support each other and listen. That generosity and easy confidence carries Black Boy Joy through even the weaker material with an abundance of spirit and smarts."
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